Sunday 5 July 2015

Stories that need to be told working contest.:Deadline August 29th 2015

Deadline: August 29, 2015

Tell us a story.
TulipTree is just a little sprout in terms of how long it's been in the world, but already its branches are finding their own way toward the sun, and the organization is becoming what it needs to be. In that spirit, I am reworking the contests. As I struggled with how to proceed, how many contests and which ones to hold, it dawned on me that the contest had already named itself:Stories That Need To Be Told. So, instead of quarterly contests for each journal issue, there will be one contest per year.

There is only one category: the Story.

There is an adage that I love that says if you write "fiction" everyone assumes it's true; if you write "nonfiction" everyone assumes you're making stuff up. I think there is truth in any story, and in fact the very story you choose to tell is a story, and that may be the most important one of all. But, before I get too philosophical, here's the point: submissions should tell a story. I don't care if you consider it fiction or nonfiction. I'm even open to poems, if they tell a story.

Cash Prizes
1st place: $1,000
2nd place: $500
3rd place: $250

Additional Prizes
1st-3rd place winners and Honorable Mentions will be published in TulipTree Review (in print, not online).
Winners and HMs will also receive a 1-year subscription to TulipTree Review.

Word Limits

Entry Fee
$20 per entry

​Deadline: August 29, 2015

​​All entries are considered for publication, and all pieces published inTulipTree Review receive a 1-year subscription.
Entries for these contests should be previously unpublished material (or previously published in a journal or anthology with fewer than 500 copies printed).
Open to both new and already-published writers.


Go to the Contest Submissions page to enter.

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